The summer is a time for relaxing and what better to relax than to curl up on the couch or in the grass with a page-turning book! I've always been a fan of self-help books, biographies and autobiographies. One of the very first (non-children's) books I remember reading as a child was LaToya Jackson's autobiographical expose of her famous family. I don't know if it's the journalist in me who is intrigued by other people's lives or what, but nothing holds my attention like a great biography/autobiography!
What are your favorite book genres? Are you a mystery, romance or thriller fan? Do you have any summer read suggestions?
Here are a few of the books I plan on reading this summer:
Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne by James Gavine available here.
The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal by Mark Ribowsky available here.
Confessions of a Beauty Addict by Nadine Haobsh available here.
More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City by William Julius available here.
The Black Girl Next Door a Memoir by Jennifer Baszile available here.